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  • Michelin Commander II Rear Tires

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Michelin Commander 2 Rear Tires

Peformance Features:

  • Unrivaled tire life; Michelin tests with a Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide® Classic prove a rear Michelin® Commander® II is capable of covering up to 40,000 kilometers (Almost 25,000 miles). The Michelin Commander II creates a new standard in regards to durability, without making compromises in wet weather grip, maneuverability or stability
  • Silica Rain Technology integrates silica into the compound of the tire tread in order to prevent all forms of uneven wear
  • The exclusive architecture of the Michelin® Commander® II brings both maneuverability and stability. The tire’s rigid, high-density carcass improves maneuverability, while the aramid fiber crown ply of the rear tire enhances resistance and lightness for impeccable stability, even at high speeds
  • Numerous longitudinal grooves of the new tire's tread pattern optimize water dispersal for outstanding wet weather grip
  • Independent tests show that the Michelin® Commander® II rear tire lasts almost twice as long its main competitors, the Metzeler ME 880 and the Dunlop D407/408.

Technological Features:

  • Amplified Density Technology: A highly dense, more-rigid tire casing, which helps deliver excellent feedback and handling
  • Aramid tread plies on the rear tire resist centrifugal growth, reduce weight and provide excellent stability
  • All-new rubber compounds for remarkable wet grip, without compromising durability
  • Square bead wires improve casing rigidity, handling and ease of installation

Styling Features:

  • Unique tread pattern for head-turning looks
  • Premium sidewall treatment complements cruiser styling

Please Note: Check your manufacturer's specifications for required load ratings when replacing OE Tires.

Please Note: 200/55R17 tire is a radial tire.

Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
130/90B16 (MT90B16) 73H 817472 46650 Available: Expect 1-2 business days lead time prior to shipment
140/75R15 65H 1083246 41534 Out of Stock
140/90B15 76H 817469 07157/7157 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
140/90B16 (MU85B16) 77H 817473 44736 Available: Expect 1-2 business days lead time prior to shipment
150/70B18 76H 885756 39433 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
150/80B16 77H 817474 04201/4201 Available: Expect 1-2 business days lead time prior to shipment
150/90B15 74H 817470 07761/7761 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
160/70B17 73V 817476 02068/2068 Available: Expect 1-2 business days lead time prior to shipment
170/80B15 77H 817471 25755 Available: Expect 1-2 business days lead time prior to shipment
180/65B16 81H 817475 28747 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
180/70B15 76H 939408 35142 Available: Expect 1-2 business days lead time prior to shipment
200/55R17 78V 817477 08137/8137 Available: Expect 1-2 business days lead time prior to shipment
240/40R18 79V 883537 24404 Available: Expect 1-2 business days lead time prior to shipment


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Michelin Commander II Rear Tires 4.8 5 267 267
Well, it is round The tire was a replacement for a punctured and plugged tire that came on the bike when I bought it years ago. So far, only about 1300 miles on it, but it is holding up well, still looks pretty new considering the state of New York City's roads. It is mounted on an '83 KZ750 Twin, and I think it makes a difference. This tire has taken the varied surfaces (pavement, concrete, gigantic holes in the ground, raised metal plates, grated bridges and glass) of NYC and given me nothing but steady grip. I have been caught out in the rain a few times, heading over the patchy bridges with traffic and always felt stable. I would put this on your bike, I am happy with this tire. November 16, 2015
Will probably go back to Dunlap after these. 2000 miles so far. Chose the Commander II's for the milage reviews. Some users got over 20K mi. First 100 miles on my Ultra Limited found them to be pretty slick. Had some exiting power drifts in the twistys. Then uphill on hwy 16 West of San Antonio during a moderate rain, the rear was spinning out at about 65 mph. That was interesting for sure. With about 500 mi on them, crossing in to NM, picked up a piece of steel in the rear and went flat. Had a fix-a-flat kit and help from fellow biker/stranger and was back on the road in 30 min. November 2, 2015
So far so good Just put it on.Will know about the miles i get later.. November 2, 2015
nice product Overall great so far. easy to mount nice sidewall for heavy bike applications, cruisers and Harleys. tire wear should be way better than Dunlop. October 19, 2015
Nice ride and good grip and handling in the dry, treacherous in the wet I'm using these tires on my 2009 Road King. They give a very nice, cushy ride and grip well in the dry. But they grip very poorly on wet roads and will slip and slide on painted lines and manhole covers even without any throttle input, and will even break traction on plain wet tarmac if you're not careful with the gas. This is surprising considering how well the Anakee 3s grip in the wet. While I really enjoy the ride and handling of these tires in the dry -- better than the OEM Dunlops -- I won't be buying them again due to their poor wet weather performance. October 16, 2015
So far so good I switched to the Commander II from the stock tire on my 2009 Kawasaki Nomad. I was only getting 7500 miles from the stock rear Bridgestone. I've only put about 4000 miles on the Commander II, so too early to tell how the mileage will be. But as far as performance, it seems to be as good as the Bridgestone. October 5, 2015
Best tires i have ever owned Even though i have only put about 1,000 miles on these tires i can defiantly say these are hands down the best tires i have ever put on my motorcycle. The stock tire that came with my Yamaha Bolt was in my opinion garbage it didn't handle well at all and would slide in certain turns. Not this back tire at all it grips down and glides like nothing i rode on before. September 28, 2015
Long Distances and GREAT All-weather handling Bought an '01 Honda Shadow VT1100 Spirit last year with a set of tires that I'm pretty sure were the original OE tires - craked, hard as the concrete they were rolling on, and pretty worn. After doing a some research - I happened upon these. Could not be happier with a tire. First off - the handling - wow, the handling. When compared at least to the tires they had on it before, this tire is more "curved" (if that makes sense), more aggressive, and allows you to really lean the bike into your favorite backroad twisties - you lean in and they want to grab. It really inspires confidence in the corners, and especially in wet weather. I rode these in spring, summer, and fall in Alaska with wet weather on both ends of the riding season. I was surprised and very pleased with the handling of the wet roads - channeling water with ease and the silica really does make a difference. In short - the tires really bring life to the bike. As for distance, I put about 3,000 miles on the tires this year - they still look like the day I bought them (minus the lose of the releasing agent). No noticeable wear down the center of the tire, and I use this bike for the long rides and commuting. I've read a lot of reviews of heavier bikes running these tires for 15-20k miles, even loaded - I'm sure I'll replace these on my Shadow because of cracking and aging before mileage. Anyways - in short - if you want some life in your cruiser, confident inspiring handling both wet and dry, and want to just go - these are the tires you want - don't thinking any more, don't keep looking. Only ding I gave it was on B4B - simply because they are pricing for a full set - but hey - you should get it back in mileage alone. You get what you pay for. September 19, 2015
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Craig K: In my experience, the Michelin Commander and Pilot series tires work the best for the combination of longevity and wet weather commuting. Nov 28, 2015
U N: good tire for a good price Nov 18, 2015
Robert M: Highly rated reviews. High mileage rating and it's a Michelin. Nov 4, 2015
Mark G: Longer lasting durability, stable feel. Nov 1, 2015
Tyler T J: the 2015 tire guide Oct 8, 2015
Patrick Hyde P: "Review on RevZilla plus recommendation from local shop that wanted to charge me way more $$." Oct 3, 2015
Kevin M: Needed new tires for my HD Fatboy and these Michelin's are the way to go. Sep 28, 2015
michael d: Because the Michelin man is soft and cuddly Sep 7, 2015
Elijah C: I wanted the best rain tire. Aug 30, 2015
M L: "Need new Rubber used to Run Metzler 880 but reveiws of the Michelins made me want to try them. Aug 27, 2015
Robert H: reviews of this product made me feel it was the best choice Aug 7, 2015
Everett H: Good reviews on the Triumph forums. Aug 1, 2015
S E: best rated tire which fits my motorcycle rims, brand I recognize from automobile tires I have used and been satisfied with, only tire on gear guide which fits my motorcycle rims. Jul 19, 2015
Joseph R: Very satisfied withe the product and wanted to purchase the same tires again, price is fantastic. Thank you Jul 17, 2015
Steve N: "These tires work great on the Harley Davidson Fatboy. This was my 2nd set but even it could not stop my crash the day after I had it mounted. It was the combination of new blacktop, new tire, and my riding too fast (stupidity)." Jul 6, 2015
alan l: it's a great tire and the help I got from your staff was amazing. also free shipping on a large item is nice Jul 2, 2015
don g: Michelin tires speak for themselves Jul 1, 2015
Thomas P: I got extremely good wear out of a set of Michelin Commander II as well as good traction. Jun 30, 2015
Howard S: have them currently on my 2009 ultra, CVO good life and great tire Jun 29, 2015
Jeffrey B: Bought a Michelin Commander II for the front of my '06 FLTRI (Road Glide) and was impressed with the performance. I only have 1000 miles on it, but Michelins are leaps and bounds better than any Dunlop I've ever ridden on two wheels. I will be swapping out the rear Dunlop with this Commander II and expect additional improvements from the matched set. I'll not know about longevity until later, obviously, but I run Michelins on cages, too, and they're always awesome. May 29, 2015
Stephen F: longer lasting tire. Michelin has a great repuration for quality products. May 11, 2015
tony g: good reviews, and said to last a lot longer that others. always happy with Michelin so decided to try these out May 10, 2015
H A: Have Michelins on my cars..won't have any other, rde is great, quiet. very long lasting, as soon as the other brand of tires wear down on my new ride, I'll get the Michelins again. great riding feel, and wear great! May 6, 2015
Diannia C: The only one I could find with a matching front tire. May 4, 2015
Matthew C: Great reviews and friends with personal experience riding on these. From what I understand, there is no better tire for my bike. I am looking forward to trying them out. Apr 21, 2015
Dale B: good quality Apr 9, 2015
mike b: Great tire Mar 21, 2015
John H: Well reviewed stepping up from a 404 Mar 18, 2015
Raymond A: Good tire, best price on internet. Mar 16, 2015
Danial O: Recommended by friends that I trust. They are getting good mileage and performance from their Commanders. Mar 15, 2015
Adam F: it was down to this and the pirelli. I called revzilla and the guy on the phone had my bike in the past and used these tires. He said he liked them so I got them. They get mounted today Mar 12, 2015
Ron R: Michelin has been true to getting close to the 25k miles claimed on their website. I generally ride 8k+ miles a year, so I was able to get 16k miles out of the tires. This tire handles various road conditions very well. I am able to ride with confidence on wet, dry, or gravel on the road. Mar 12, 2015
John W: I started riding Michelin Commander II Tires 18 Months ago and have been very satisfied with their performance. On my Wide Glide, at least as far as I'm concerned, they handle well, offer good stability and live up to their reputation as a high mileage tire. Highly recommended. Great Price too. Mar 11, 2015
Joe A: Great ratings for longevity, cornering, and wet conditions! I live in the hills of SW Oregon these issues are very important! Thanks for helping me complete my perches! Joe Amato Mar 9, 2015
RICHARD C: "I read the reviews and my mechanic said that they were the top of the line and a good choose." Mar 3, 2015
Brent F: these are the best tires ive ever owned Feb 27, 2015
Charles B: Good wear. 13,000 miles and going strong before I traded bike in. Feb 24, 2015
Robert E: friend Feb 18, 2015
larry h: didn't like the millage I got out of Dunlop or metzeler though I would try a Michelin. Feb 13, 2015
chris a: best price ! Feb 6, 2015
Hilda F: Bragging about mileage and wet road grip as well as handleing Jan 30, 2015
Chris V: Good reviews Jan 30, 2015
Luis C: Owner of bike wants to try it Jan 28, 2015
doug g: Great traction , double the wear of an average tire. Michelin quality. Jan 26, 2015
rick w: after doing my home work on this tire, for its all around fit of my riding the price and rating seem to work great! we will see... Jan 23, 2015
Abraham D: These tires have lasted me considerably longer than Metzlers, so I'm sticking with a good thing now that I've found them. Jan 21, 2015
Robert L: Friend recommendation Jan 12, 2015
N A: Price/Good review ratings Jan 10, 2015
Robert S: Every website that sold motorcycle tires had nothing but positive reviews on the Michelin Commander II tires. Dec 30, 2014
B U: Wanted to try it. Have friends who used this tire. So far so good. Dec 1, 2014
bryan s: To match front.and I like the quality Nov 13, 2014
Michael L: great online reviews. Nov 2, 2014
ray l: the total number of positive reviews. Also, ease of use for website and competitive price. Oct 30, 2014
Scott H: Great reviews and Revzilla has the best price. Oct 27, 2014
Lora B: I bought my HD Fatboy and had to replace the rear stock Dunlop D408F at 9,000 miles. Replaced it with the same tire and only got 6,000 miles on that. I watched the 2014 Revzilla review on tires and decided to give this a try. I am hoping it is all they say it is. Oct 24, 2014
michael G: great tire company awesome motorcycle tire Oct 14, 2014
A N: Reviews state that it does, indeed, last longer than the ME880. I've also read that it grips better and is better in the rain. I wanted to try it for myself. Oct 6, 2014
Arthur W: Great tire. Long lasting. Oct 5, 2014
Anthony B: Looking for a higher performance and better all-weather tire for my Harley. So far I have put 5,000 miles on them and I can't be happier. They easily outperform the stock Dunlop tread and they seem to be holding up to their claim of long-life. I can hardly tell they are even wearing at this point! Very happy with this purchase! Oct 3, 2014
jodi g: Revzilla's price and shipping (and overall customer service), along with the reviews and projected mileage life of the tire. Sep 24, 2014
Zeniff H: I trust Michelin to keep me safe with my Pilot Road 3's on my sportsbike and after the perelli's started seperating they are now my #1 choice for my cruiser. Sep 22, 2014
Kevin B: good reviews Sep 20, 2014
Donna D: Referred by friends to this site and the reviews for this tire had high ratings...now if all goes right the tire will be here soon as not to miss our MC RUN coming VERY soon. Sep 16, 2014
John J: I have consistently gotten~10K miles from stock Dunlop tires. I have read many reviews of people getting ~15-20 out of the Commander II . Sep 11, 2014
Daniel S: Great tire at a great price . . . and lots of info to compare tires . . . I like that.
It saves me having to search all over the Internet to find info to compare brands.
Aug 28, 2014
R O: I was not happy with my Dunlop D401/402 mileage, although the performance was fine. Aug 28, 2014
Roger C: I heard a lot of good things about these tires. Aug 28, 2014
Wendy M: Supposed to have better life than Dunlop or Metzler. Aug 21, 2014
DeAnn R: Wanted a matched set Aug 16, 2014
JEREMY E: Excellent consumer reviews and trusted quality of Michelin tires.
As always, great video product reviews from the team at RevZillla!
Aug 13, 2014
ALEX F: After researching various tires, this one was recommended as best for it for cornering and two-wheel down protection with good water dispersion as well. RevZilla offered me information when I called in, which made it easier for me to choose this tire. Aug 6, 2014
Orlie A: My decision was based on the reviews and forums I read. Aug 4, 2014
Robert S: Need new tires and they've had great reviews on other websites as well as this one and the price here is cheaper than others. Plus the shipping w/ Revzilla is stellar! Jul 30, 2014
george l: used them on my 1100 v-star excellent tire Jul 28, 2014
Heikki S: It fits my motorcycle and was recommended by a friend as a tire that gets more mileage than the ones I pay more for at the Harley Dealership. Jul 25, 2014
Ken S: New tech knowledge in touring tires for Harley Davidson motorcycles. Look forward to riding on them and seeing how much longer they last compared to 402 Dunlap tires Jul 18, 2014
Derek G: Video description and price. Jul 17, 2014
Joseph M: i've had good experience with michelin tires Jul 14, 2014
joey m: dunlaps are only lasting 7000 miles Jul 11, 2014
Jesse D: I needed new tires and with little knowledge about motorcycle tires it was apparent by the number and high rating of the reviews that it was a good choice, also the videos and the revzilla support helped seal the deal. Jul 10, 2014
Gary P: Good reviews from others who have run this tire. I am tired of having a name brand tire only last for 7,000 miles on my bike! Jul 1, 2014
Raymond S: I chose this tire because Michelin is the only tire I feel I can trust my life with. Jun 24, 2014
Larry R: Great reviews Jun 21, 2014
Stan C: Friends who have them and like them. Jun 19, 2014
Lance P: tire review and name brand Jun 9, 2014
Michael D: I picked this tire based on the positive reviews this tire generated. Jun 9, 2014
Art B: Liked the reviews I read. I want a tire that will stick to the road. Jun 7, 2014
jerry m: Tire is getting great reviews for high mileage. Jun 5, 2014
John M: I have a pair on my Sporty and love them! Upgraded to an Ultra Classic and want the same handling/performance. Jun 4, 2014
Clint E: After researching new tires, the Commander II received great reviews by other riders plus treadwear and traction were rated high. Jun 2, 2014
Sean G: read all of the great reviews and you canot beat the price Jun 2, 2014
Douglas R: Purchased a Michelin Commander II tire for the rear of my other Harley in 2012 and it was wearing like iron so I wanted one for my new bike. May 30, 2014
Jared M: Good reviews and I want more mileage May 28, 2014
Karen R: Michelin reputation and extended mileage coverage over and about competitors. May 28, 2014
RANDY P: Price is good, great brand, eliminates the wiggle when driving over grooves, feels better holds the road.My OEM tire only got 10k miles. I now have 15K on this one and tire still looks great should get at least double the mile the OEM will be very happy with 20k +. May 27, 2014
Ritchie F: Reviews by others May 24, 2014
Roger F: Multiple recommendations from other satisfied users. May 9, 2014
Bryan O: Honda vtx 1300c May 3, 2014
Salman A: Recommended by Honda VTX forum members Apr 23, 2014
Scott G: Handling and length of life. Have 5000 miles on so far. they have been good. We'll see how long they last on my bagger. Apr 20, 2014
carl m: That's what was on my bike Apr 16, 2014
Scott L: Wanted something other than the OEM Dunlops......based off of reviews, thought I'd give these new sneakers a try. Apr 14, 2014
Gerald B: Michelin Reputation, friends use them and love them Apr 12, 2014
pariphonsak n: it good tire for the bike Apr 9, 2014
Garvin M: Purchased a set for my 2005 Road King and could immediately tell a difference in handing both in wet and dry conditions. Only put about 5k on the tires, but they looked brand new and no wear seen on the tread. Traded my RK for a 2011 Road Glide and do not like the standard Dunlop that came with it. I want the best tire between me and the road and I consider the Commander that tire. Mar 29, 2014
John P: Good Reviews on HD Forum Touring Mar 20, 2014
Cedric C: In the market for a new tire on the front, figured I should go for both. Anthony does a good job with all of the videos on this site, and all the customer reviews suggest these are some of the longest-lasting on the market, and that they handle well (can't handle any worse than the weather checked Dunlops I currently have). Add the fact that Michelin has a good reputation, and I decided it was time to pull the trigger. Mar 20, 2014
steve b: Thee are replacements for the commander 11 that are on the bike with over 20,000 on them. Great tire. Mar 11, 2014
Johney R: friend referal Feb 26, 2014
Rolando M: Brand name and quality good reputation Feb 26, 2014
dustin w: Good tire Feb 6, 2014
Brandon M: Because the Cmdr II is the only tire I run on my Night Train! Jan 22, 2014
Jonathan B: Um heard good things about this tire. This is my first commander 2 tire so we well see how goes revzlla helped me pick it out Thank you!!! Jan 20, 2014
Travis S: Videos said that the tire got almost twice the tread life of the nearest competitors Metzeler 880 and Dunlop D401. I am a big guy and I need a long lasting tire so for the price I decided to give it a try. Jan 16, 2014
B R: Great review, great price, FREE, FAST SHIPPING!! What's not to like? Jan 15, 2014
Greggory B: cause it's the best tire on the market!!! Dec 30, 2013
Tammy S: great video Dec 11, 2013
Al S: Wanted to try something new. Nov 29, 2013
Mark C: Good reviews online regarding ride and wear Nov 29, 2013
Kenneth U: Price, free shipping, and ease at check out. Nov 27, 2013
Marty T: Because the revues Nov 25, 2013
Joseph W: I am currently running these tires on my VTX1300C. I ride daily as a commuter. I live in the Northwest, and contend with heavy rains and cold temperatures. My current set of Michelin Commander II already have 12,000 miles on them. The tread still looks to be around 70% good. I want to change the tires out early in January 2014, not so much that the tire is worn out, but just because I fear rubber fatigue. I am abosolutely amazed at the high mileage of these tires. I ride 1000 miles each and every month. I purchased my last set from Motorcycle Superstore, but found that your prices at REVZILLA are cheaper. By the time I change out the current set I will have ridden over 14,000 miles. I have ridden on these tires in weather that was 100 degrees, and even at temps of 23 degrees and heavy fog, with ice all over me and the bike, and they got me home safe, great road handling. Nov 24, 2013
Rodger D B: A friend told me about your website and gave you a Ten Rating ....Personally I think it's great because of the Prices...!!! Nov 17, 2013
Lee S: Competitive price. Customer service actually got back to me with answers to my questions. Quickly! Unlike some local shops that I'm still waiting on answers.

Good business model.
Nov 9, 2013
Albert H: This will be my second go-around with this rear tire... My Road King currently has 18K on this tire and is finally time to replace it. Handling is great in all conditions, and 18K is outstanding! I'm very happy with this tire, I have MC II's on both front and rear. Nov 8, 2013
Tom L: You have the best price and great shipping terms !! Thanks Oct 28, 2013
David L: Everyone that has ridden on 'em raves about 'em Oct 23, 2013
Jeffrey S S: Great tire, running on a Victory Cross Country Tour. This is my second, where the Original Dunlop gave me 11,500 miles and my first Michelin gave me 18,000 miles (although I should have changed it out at around 16,500). Oct 22, 2013
Leslie B: Customer reviews, safety and mileage. Oct 21, 2013
Gregory S: i like michelin tires and wanted a high mileage tire. Oct 20, 2013
Ron C: I NEEDED TIRES so decided to treat myself to Michelin I also read the reviews that did help but I m a Michelin Man any way Oct 17, 2013
wendell j: best price around and i watched youtube comparison Oct 16, 2013
Donald W: I have checked the ratings of this tire as well as talked with other bikers using it. All people give this tire a very high rating especially twice the mileage of stock tires as well as improved handling. Oct 7, 2013
michael e: michelin---nuff said Oct 7, 2013
Vincent G: Tire mileage I have had Dunlop 4000-5000 miles on tires and Pirelli night Dragon also 4000-5000 miles Michelin says on there site 25000 on this tire on a Harly if I get 10000 I will be happy Oct 3, 2013
F L: I have one on my Honda St and like it. Oct 3, 2013
William L: Online reviews, excellent price and excellent previous experience with Revzilla. Oct 1, 2013
G E: Heard about this tire from several motorcycle forums. I'm replacing my current Commander II rear tire that I have about 14,000 miles on. Excellent grip and added confidence in the rain. The stock tire maybe got 7,000. Oct 1, 2013
L A: # 1 reson it's a Michelin name says it all # 2 reson tread wear Sep 30, 2013
james e: Customer reviews. Sep 28, 2013
Les S: Came highly recommended by local dealer and other riders. Loved the videos. Also, RevZilla had the best price. Sep 22, 2013
K O: Great Quality at a good price! Sep 22, 2013
Al L: Original Dunlops have 11k miles on them, and wanted to try something different. Reviews for this tire were better than on the Metzelers. Sep 22, 2013
Michael R: Recommended on the Yamaha Raider Forum Sep 21, 2013
Juan T: Excellent tire at a good price, put 700 miles on it so far Sep 18, 2013
ML40027 - Mike L: Highly recommended tire as a replacement to stock Dunlops Sep 17, 2013
Brad K: Used these tires in the past and they are phenomenal! I had over 19,000 miles on my last one before it needed to be changed out! They grip like no other in any weather and respond beautifully on challenging roads! I have found them to have very little drift even when the bike was loaded down for the ride to Sturgis and in North Carolina's Smokey mountains. Sep 16, 2013
Daniel B: I'm a daily commuter putting at least 250 miles a week minimum on my tires. I was looking for something durable and with a long tread life, without sacrificing for grip. These sound about right so....we'll see. And the price is just right. Sep 14, 2013
David S: Ive been buying michelin tires for my cars they last so long get the best traction dry or wet i thought id try them on my bike Sep 12, 2013
Richard B: Your price is good and fair and the Michellin Commander II tire is increditable, in rain and in curves. Sep 9, 2013
Kenny E: got good reviews...so far so good Aug 30, 2013
Cesar C: Known brand, nice look and good online reviews. Aug 28, 2013
Susan W: The Michelin Commander II motorcycle tires are AWESOME!!!! We are getting double miloage out of these tires! So far, the minimum mileage has been 16K - this is on a HD Road Glide. Before we tried the Commander II's, we were replacing tires every 6-7K - using Dunlop or Metzler. Great tire for bikers that actually ride - double mileage for same money!! Aug 25, 2013
Bruce A: Last tire was avon venom got 2500 miles a buddy bought this tire but is the radial he likes it his is the radial which sounds like a better tire we ll see what the bias does Aug 21, 2013
Eric K: I needed new rear tire for my 2007 Harley Davidson ultra classic I've read good reviews on this tire and revzilla had the best price I could find Aug 18, 2013
Wayne h: Rating and price Aug 9, 2013
Cecil C: My son recommended it, and I am very glad he did. You can feel the tire gripping the road in those tight curves. My wife and I spent some time in the Ozarks, and I was very glad to have that rear tire under me. Aug 9, 2013
Eric D: Price, reputation & reviews Aug 8, 2013
A shopper asked: I have 97 FLHPI Road King
will this tire fit without rubbing on the rear????
Jan 18, 2015
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Adrian C: Order the 130/90b16. No muss, no fuss no rub! Feb 21, 2015
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A shopper asked: My 2013 Triumph Storm has a 200/50 17 inch tire. Will the Michelin 200/55 17 tire be okay? Apr 7, 2015
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Joseph k: Size is nearly identical. In the following listing,

Tire #1 is the 200/50-17

Tire #2 is the 200/555-17

Totals are in inchesTire 1 Tire 2
Sidewall Height: 3.94 4.33
Section Width: 7.87 7.87
Overall Diameter 24.87 25.66
Circumference: 78.14 80.62
Revs per mile: 810.81 785.93
Apr 8, 2015
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A shopper asked: Will this tire work on my 2014 Street Glide Special? Aug 19, 2014
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Dustin K: I know this question is a bit old, but this tire will fit on the rear, but not the front. the 2014 Street Glide Special use the standard touring size on the rear - (180/65B16 81H), but uses a 19" on the front (130/60B19 61H) according to HD's site. Revzilla doesn't list a Commander II in the correct size for the front - http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/michelin-commander-ii-front-tires

Michelin's website lists a 17" on the front of a Street Gilde Special, which is incorrect.
Mar 23, 2015
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Roger F: Don't know what size tire you need but if this tire comes in the right size, I'd say go for it. Running the Commander II's for quite a few miles now and love how they perform and appear to last. I know several other riders who are getting around 20k miles with no issues. Great tire. Aug 19, 2014
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Michael D: I can't say as I ride a Yamaha Roadliner. The rear Michelin is 200 mm wider than the OEM Dunlop. Ask Harley if your bike will accept a 200 size. Aug 19, 2014
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Michael F: I've got 12,000 on my tires, they are looking good, I got 25,000 out of my stock rear tire so I'd expect that from this one as well. Aug 19, 2014
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Michael D: Ask the tech's at RevZilla............they will know for sure. You can text them or call them. Aug 20, 2014
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Niccolas D: I have mine on a 2004 Road King custom. It works fine in tandem with the same tire on the front. I've gotten very good wear onto both the front and rear. It handles much much better than the original set, Dunlap.
I am on my second set of these tires.
The handling and breaking are amazing.
My rims are the original 16 inch rims. I believe yours will be 18.
It would be nice for you if Michelin would come out with an 18 inch front tire also.
Aug 19, 2014
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Dustin K: They do have 18" - I run them on my '13 Road Glide. But the '14+ Street Glide and Road Glide models use 19" wheels now, and Michelin hasn't adapted yet. Mar 23, 2015
A shopper asked: Does the Commander II need to be balanced? Feb 12, 2013
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genralee: Yes. On my Harley SEUC I had to balance the tire. As a note, I could not find a dot on the tire to line up with the valve stem. May 18, 2013
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onyxking: Yes all tires need to be balanced, you cna have a shop do it with wheel weights or you can put dyna beads in the tire. Feb 14, 2013
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Kmac: Your choice I had mine balanced personal preference... Apr 15, 2013
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RMneanCA: Yes. Well, it was on my bike. Apr 23, 2013
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bracc783: no Apr 8, 2013
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RevZilla: All motorcycle tires should be installed by a qualified trained professional. There are too many factors and various applications to make a generalized statement. Tire manufacturers have a set tolerance that tires must meet with regard to rotational balance. Most modern tires have a balance dot on them, which should be aligned with the valve stem. Only a qualified technician with the proper equipment can make the decision that further balancing is needed, or not needed, of the completed rotating assembly. Feb 13, 2013
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A shopper asked: Are these radials or do they need a tube? Jun 4, 2012
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RevZilla: The Michelin Commander II's are all Tubeless tires which can be run with a tube for spoked wheel applications. The Commander II's come in both Radial and Bias Ply depending on the size of the tire and both are Tubeless tires than can be used with a tube if needed for a spoked wheel application. Jun 7, 2012
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geekysteve: Commander IIs are not radials - a radial tire will have an "R" in the size designation. If you have wire spoke wheels, you may need a tube. The wheel style will determine the need for a tube. Jul 12, 2012
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Geekdroid: I believe all sizes but one are Bias Ply Tires. Check the Michelin fitment guide for size and type. These are tubeless tires unless you have spokes. Oct 15, 2012
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txsplaya: My bike has spokes so I needed a tube. If you dont require a tube, the tires will work just fine. Even says it on the tire:-) Jun 11, 2012
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JB666: You'll only need a tube for laced wheels. Aug 7, 2012
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TahoeBob: No tube required Aug 27, 2012
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A shopper asked: i was wondering if anyone know's if these are good on a bmw s1000rr? i eat up tires like nothing. Aug 23, 2014
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Christopher B: I can't answer about a BMW, but I have them on my street glide. I went through two fronts and three rears in the first 28,000 miles. I put the comander IIs on and have 47,000 on it now with 6/32 on the back and 4 on the front. Only tire I'll ever ride. Aug 23, 2014
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Harrell P: I don't have a BMW, but my Harley Super Glide was eatting Dunlops real fast. I put Michelin Commander II tires on and I am very pleased - they grip better wet or dry - they last a lot longer and they don't track on the groves in the road as bad. Aug 23, 2014
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Charlie R: The Commander 2 tires are great long lasting tires. I sold the bike to a friend after 5 thousand miles on the tires. The tires have an additional 3000 miles and going strong. Aug 23, 2014
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Dustin K: Absoutley not. These are high load, low speed rated bias ply touring tires, not street performance tires. You would be using a Z rated tire made specifically for superbikes. Mar 23, 2015
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Gerald E: Did not get any better wear with tem than the 888, but definitely a much stickier tire and liked them alot better in the rain. Aug 24, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is the 150/80 16R 77H suitable for a 2001 Heritage Softail riding 2 up? Jun 27, 2012
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geekysteve: The 77 designation means the tire is rated for a maximum load of 908 pounds at recommended pressure. I'm not certain of the unloaded weight of the bike, but I would take the unloaded weight (meaning, no riders), and divide it by two, then add the weight of the passengers.

So, let's say the bike weighs 750-pounds without riders. That's 375-pounds per tire in load. Then lets say one rider is 200 pounds and another is 150 pounds, for a total of 400 pounds. Finally, factor in the weight of gear (jackets, helmets, luggage, clothes, etc), and let's say that's another 20 pounds. The combined total load on the rear would then be: 375+200+150+20, or 745 pounds, so you should be within the safe range.

I wouldn't recommend you ride "at" the maximum load rating, so if real world numbers are higher than the example from above, you'll want to give it careful thought.
Jul 12, 2012
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RevZilla: The 2001 Heritage Softail OEM recommended tire size is the MT90B16(130/90B16) and the 2003 and newer Heritage Softail increased the rim size which increased the recommended tire size to 150/80B-16. Both tires are suitable for 2 up riding. Jun 28, 2012
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JB666: My girl rarely stays behind. I usually ride 2. She too noticed a more comfortable ride. I'll know more later on the amount of wear it generates. Aug 7, 2012
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Wrangler22: Absolutely. Dec 24, 2012
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Kmac: Yes Apr 15, 2013
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A S asked: I am looking for a rear tire for my HD soft tail deluxe . The original tire is a dunlap MU 85 B 16 MC 77 H . I like the specifications for the Michelin commander II tire. Is this a good tire for my bike and what size should I get? Aug 15, 2014
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Anthony D: I have this on my 09 VROD. Really good tire. I've had the stock Dunlop, Metzler 880, and now the Michelin Commander 2. This is my favorite tire so far. Heats up quick with plenty of grip. I have about 2k miles on it and I have no complaints. It seems to be wearing in fairly well. Works really well from edge-to-edge. The tires give plenty of confidence with no fear of unexpectedly breaking loose.

As far as size, just get the stock sizes unless you're looking for a certain look or looking to change the handling. But best bet is to go with stock.
Aug 16, 2014
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Anthony A: The tire is amazing. I ran Metzeler ME880's for a long long time. These are holding up well and handle great. I would match it to your current rear as much as possible. Should be something like a 130 or 140. Possibly a 150 depending on the year of your bike. 130/90 or 140/90 look on your sidewall you should see something like that possibly 150/80. That is your tire width and percentage of width for sidewall height. Aug 15, 2014
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Dean S: yes this is a great tire, I have 2010 FLHTK and when I ride, I ride it like I stole it. put this brand on at 19k and know have 45k I am putting the same brand back on my bike. get the tire that fits your bike if they have it. Aug 16, 2014
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Raymond S: These are better tires than the Dunlops in my opinion and you should get whatever size is closest to the size of the tire already on your bike. Aug 17, 2014
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A shopper asked: Do the Michelin Commander II come in white wall? Jul 17, 2014
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Raymond S: No clue. There are whitewalls that you can buy that are like stickers and you should check them out that way you can buy one set of tires and install the whitewalls as needed. Aug 17, 2014
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Arthur W: I don't know for sure, but I don't think so. Jul 21, 2014
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Rob K: Not 100% sure but I highly doubt it. Jul 26, 2014
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Michael D: Not to my knowledge. Jul 17, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a 2004, Kaw' Vulcan 1600 Classic (NOT meanstreak).......what size Michelin Commander II Rear Tire is best for my bike/rim (its a 16)?....i have been using dunlop 170/70 but need to switch to a longer lasting tire.... May 12, 2014
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Arthur W: I don't know what tire would fit your bike but Revzilla can help you with that. Follow The link. http://www.revzilla.com/tires-2014-guide?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20140512_tire_guide&utm_content=01_tire_guide&utm_source=RevZilla Just cut & paste. The Michelin is a great tire and the longest lasting tire that I have had. May 12, 2014
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Siamak. D: Based on information from motorcycliatonline site you kawasaki OEM rear tire size is 170/70-H16.

Michelin Commander II does not have that exact size, the closest I belive is 180/65-H16, this is going to be 1 cm wider and have 0.5 percent shorter sidewall that i think is not significantly different to negatively impact handling of your bike.

I think 180/65-H16 will give you better traction (due to 1CM wider footprint) and longer life compare to 170 width since there is more rubber contact.  I also suggest you consult with motorcycle shop that is going to install your tires to get second opinion.
May 12, 2014
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Greggory B: Whatever number comes the R.... 170/70 is heighth and width measurements.... So 170/70 is good for you bike but it could be 170/17 R16,17,18,19? It just depends on your rim suze May 12, 2014
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Clinton R: Get the recommended manufacture's size tire. These are great. May 12, 2014
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A shopper asked: i have a 2006 yamaha royal star deluxe and my tires are 150/80x16 front tire and 150/90x15 rear tire. i know the 150/90x15 michelin commander II will work on the rear but will the 150/80x16 michelin commander II be ok to put on my front tire? Feb 10, 2014
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Dean S: If the michelin 150/8016 tire is a front and not a made for the rear you will be ok. i have these tires on my harley and i have over 20,000k on them. good luck and i hope this helps Feb 11, 2014
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William W: All I can say is these tires are awesome feel and comfort, not to mention they last about 50 to 70% longer on my 07 Harley! Feb 11, 2014
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Robert F: Yes I love these commander tires on my harley road king I have 9000 + miles and still haveca lot of tread left. Feb 11, 2014
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Scott C: This combination should work well for your ride. Manufacture make slightly different size tires with every concideration to provide a direct replacement fit for your ride so you will be safe. Both in radial and bias tires. Mar 3, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a cruiser with spoked wheel that have tubes. Will the commander II work with tubes? Feb 1, 2014
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Scott C: I am sure if the tire you are shopping for is recomended for your ride it is expected to perform as well or better than your O.E.M. tires. This includes the use of an innertube. Make sure you replace the (rubberband) that protects the innertube from the spokes. You may have a boot installed that helps prevent the tire from pinching the tube make sure it does not have any defects that may cause damage to the innertube. Mar 3, 2014
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Bruce O: They work great on my VTX1800s with spokes. I just went two years on my rear. By far the most life out of any rear tire on this bike. Just bought another. Feb 1, 2014
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Lee B: Yes! I ave spokes and tubes and no issues Feb 1, 2014
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Arthur W: Yes Feb 1, 2014
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Landon D asked: This sounds dumb, but my 2001 Triumph Adventurer calls for radials, 100/90-R19 and 150/80-R16. I would love to buy these Commander II's. Since they only come in bias construction in my sizes, will they be OK on my rims? Nov 14, 2013
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Paul D D: My Goldwing says the same thing.

So far I have gone a full season and I love the tires!!!

I have them on both my front & rear
Nov 15, 2013
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Colin K: Yes. I had them on my 2000 Adventurer. Good tire, looks nice too. Nov 16, 2013
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Tony A: I am not one to ask about michelen tires . My oppinion is not good , I did not like the handling on uneven road surfaces (splitting lanes) or scary slipping around on tar snakes in the summer. Also I did not get the wear I expected , So I went back to Dunlop and I feel safer.
Nov 15, 2013
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Frank M: ask dealer Nov 15, 2013
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Ge V asked: Will 200/55R17 78V fit on my 2012 harley iron 883? My stock wheel is 150/80b16 77H. I want a fatter tire but without modifying or changing out my rim. Any suggestions? Aug 27, 2013
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Scott C: It is not adviseable to mount a 17 inch tire on to a 16 inch rim.

I doubt a reputable shop would recomend this be concidered nor would they be responcible for your safety.

Always match the rim and tire bead radious for best and safest fit.
Aug 28, 2013
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Russell R: The numbers 17 and 16 on both sizes represent the size of the rim. So you would have to change out the wheel, although, I could be wrong but I don't think the 200/55R17 would fit under the stock fender without rubbing and look decent.

Aug 27, 2013
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Jeff K: I have an Ultra, not sure I can help.
I have about 5000 miles on my rear Commander, it seems fine.
Aug 27, 2013
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Brian M: Kind of hard to hold air in a 17 inch tire with a 16 inch rim!!!!!!!! Aug 27, 2013
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A shopper asked: what is the rating for the commander 2 rear tire? May 24, 2012
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Vincent K: 130/90 B16 73H 365 kg (800 lb) 130 mph / 210 kph
140/90 B15 76H 400 kg (880 lb) 130 mph / 210 kph
140/90 B16 77H 412 kg (910 lb) 130 mph / 210 kph
150/80 B16 77H 412 kg (910 lb) 130 mph / 210 kph
150/90 B15 74H 375 kg (830 lb) 130 mph / 210 kph
160/70 B17 73V 365 kg (800 lb) 149 mph / 230 kph
170/80 B15 77H 412 kg (910 lb) 130 mph / 210 kph
180/65 B16 81H 462 kg (1,020 lb) 130 mph / 210 kph
200/55 R17 78V 425 kg (940 lb) 149 mph / 230 kph
Nov 27, 2012
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geekysteve: It depends on the size of the tire. Michelin has a fitment guide that lists all of the weight ratings for the Commander II based on sizes on their website. It's a PDF document. For example, the 140/90-16 tire (common on most Harleys) is rated as a "77" which means it's good for 908 pounds at recommended PSI.

If you search Google for "michelin weight rating motorcycle tire" you should see the PDF document appear in the first or second search result.
Jul 12, 2012
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JB666: The Commander II is new for 2012, It's the upgraded version of the previous Commander. The use of the new silica improves it's overall performance. Research and user reviews led me to my purchase. I think you'll be happy with yours. I found Revzilla.com to have the best prices and service online. Aug 7, 2012
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RevZilla: The Michelin Commander II tires will offer 3 different speed ratings, S for speeds up to 112mph, H for speeds up to 130 mph, and V for speeds over 130. May 29, 2012
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A shopper asked: I have a 1997 Kawasaki Concourse. Will this tire fit/work with no problems? Jul 14, 2014
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Roger F: Wish I could help you but I have no knowledge regarding rim size or other info that would help. I think that the Michelin website could help track down the info you need. That being said, I heartily recommend the tire if you find one that fits your bike. Everything about the tire is top notch. Jul 15, 2014
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A S: Sorry, tire size is 150/80/16. There is one listed in 150/80b/16 77h. Just not sure if it will fit. Jul 15, 2014
Raymond S: As long as the tire size on your bike matches or is close to the size of the tire you want to buy there should be no problems. Aug 17, 2014
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Steve R: If you find it in your size, then I don't see why it would not work. Jul 28, 2014
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David S asked: Is this tire a radial tire? Sep 12, 2013
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Gregory S: This tire varies as to whether it is bias ply or radial ply. Only 2 sizes for the rear are radial ply. These are the 200 and 240 width. Front has 2 sizes in radial also. They are the 120/70-19 and the 140/75-17. All others are not. I will add my own opinion if you don't mind. These tires are wearing very well I have 8000 miles on my rear tire and it has many miles left on it. I ride aggressively and vary city and highway miles in the 8000 current miles on this tire. It is also a very robust sidewall giving no indication of flex even though mine is bias ply. My bike weights 850 pounds to give you a reference. Also the michelin pilot active is mounted on the front of my bike also with 8000 miles on it and it shows almost no wear. It also sticks to the road like glue in all conditions. Many have claimed over 25,000 miles on this tire. Hope this all helps and sorry if you didn't want all the extra info. Sep 13, 2013
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Arthur W: I think it comes both radial and bias ply. I bought the radial. Sep 13, 2013
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Landon D: Some sizes are radial, some are not. Nov 14, 2013
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A shopper asked: will the michelin commander II (rear) be compatible with a bridgestone exedra (front) tire? Is the commander II available in 170/60ZR17 (72H)? Mar 7, 2012
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stevenolts: On my 2010 Harley Davidson Fatboy I was worried about the handling and feel of a mixed stock Dunlop on the front and the Michelin Commander II on the rear but I feel no problems in the bikes performance after 400 miles.

If you search the internet you will get mixed answers. I asked the Harley Davidson dealer and one tech guy said it was ok to mix and another tech guy said he would never mix brands.
May 21, 2012
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codycapone818: Not sure if the commander ll is available in that specific size but I will advise you to never mix and match tires. If you like Michelin you should check out the Pilot Power series, I am a proud owner of them and have been for the past 3 sets... Apr 12, 2012
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JB666: The Michelin website can answer that question for you, as for the size, I used Revzilla.com for the info, price and service they had. I got my order in 2 days. Aug 7, 2012
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A shopper asked: I want to know if this tire is suitable for use on the Triumph Thunderbird SE motorcycle? I am tired of having Metzelers that last only 6k miles. The recommended tire is the 200.50/17, but a number of riders have already used the 55 profile tire with no problems. Dec 31, 2011
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JB666: Go to the Michelin website and check out the reviews and tire info. This comes in a wide range of sizes and use applications. I too was tired of buying new rubber every summer. I did a lot of research and found this to be the best cruiser tire on the market right now. The rest are fair to good, but nowhere near the price. Even if you only get the 6k miles out of it, you wouldn't have spent $400 for it. Aug 7, 2012
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geekysteve: According to the Michelin 2012 Motorcycle Tire Fitment Guide, the weight rating for the 200/55/17Z tire is 78, which translates to 937 pounds at recommended pressure.

If you search on Google for "michelin weight rating motorcycle tire" you should find a link to the Michelin PDF document within the first result or two.
Jul 12, 2012
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ADVJason: The weight rating is listed at 78V for size 200/55 R17. This particular tire is designed for heavy cruisers and should handle your Thunderbird no problem at all. Jan 12, 2012
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A shopper asked: OK... I'm reaching out to all my biker friends again... my dilemma is this... I have a 2007 street glide Dunlop rear tire 402 MU85B 16 and I am trying to convert to the Michelin Commander ii however I cannot figure out which tire I am supposed to use on my bike? either the MICHELIN COMMANDER 2 REAR TIRE 130/90-16 MU85B16 or the MICHELIN COMMANDER 2 REAR TIRE 140/90-16 MU85B16...and I cannot confirm either one.... SOMEONE HELP PLEASE ASAP!!!!! Jun 26, 2015
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Adrian C: According to the Michelin tire cross-referance, '06-'09 Street Glides takes a 140/90-16 on the rear. Jun 27, 2015
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Mark P: The 140/90-16 will work, as well as a 150. I am running a 150 on my '06 Ultra. Aug 17, 2015
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A S asked: I have a Michelin Commander 2 120/70/21 on the front of my 2005 Roadking . I would like a 130/70/16 to match for the rear. How come no one has that size of tire? Jul 3, 2014
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Michael D: Did you speak to one of the reps? I don't know why they wouldn't have your rear tire in this line. I was slightly confused on exactly which size I was suppose to get switching over from Dunlap to Michelin Commander 2 so I called a rep and he was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I wanted to be sure before I put the order in. He knew right away what sizes I needed to order for my bike. I have called a few other times and they know their products better than anyone else I have ever dealt with. Good luck finding your rear tire in the Michelin Commander 2 line up. They are great tires! Jul 3, 2014
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Raymond S: My rear tire was a little different on my '07 sportster 1200 custom but the size difference wasn't that much so I bought it and it fit fine. You can research what each number means in your tire size and you will probably find like I did that a slight difference in the number is no big deal depending on what number it is. I believe mine was the weight of rider+passenger. I couldn't find and exact match but the Michelin commander actually allows for a heavy rider+passenger weight than the Dunlop did. Aug 17, 2014
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A shopper asked: Will the 200 fit on a 2012 dyna wideglide without any mods? Jun 8, 2014
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Michael D: Sorry, I don't know. My 2009 Roadliner OEM rear tire was a 190-60-17 and the Michelin 200-155-17 works fine. Jun 11, 2014
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Michael D: Sorry, I don't know. My 2009 Roadliner OEM rear tire was a 190-60-17 and the Michelin 200-55-17 works fine. Jun 11, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a 2009 HD fat boy and want to go with spoke rims, which are not made in 17" so I want to go to 18" I also want to go with the Michelin commander 2, Will the 240/40-r18 fit on my bike? also what front tire size will fit?
I have a 140/75r-17 now and really don't want to go smaller?

Thanks Lee Roy
Aug 13, 2013
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Scott C: I am a long distance rider. I had a bad experience with stock spoke rear wheel on my 2004 road king. This bike's powertrain and tranny are not stock. I had a bike shop replace the tiers due to normal wear and on the way home from the shop thought the rear tire had blown as the bike became uncontrolable in a turn, very scary but saved it. Upon inspection the procedure of replacing the tires had caused the spokes to become loose resulting in a tremendous amount sway at the rear hub. I orederd a set of PM rims and shelved the spoke rims vowing never to go back to spokes or that bike shop ever again. I am sure this is an isolated incident. However I am not going to chance this happening to me again. Aug 28, 2013
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Mark R: 17" wire wheels are available.
Buy wheels that are the same size as you current wheels and then you know they will fit.
Aug 13, 2013
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A shopper asked: I have a '99 XLH1200C Sportster with an AM21-MT90-16 Avon Roadrunner on the back now. Can I fit a Michelin 140-90-16 Commander II on it without rubbing my drive belt, etc.? The Avon's pretty close to the belt now. Feb 21, 2015
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Frank R: I do not know. I mounted a 150/80-16 on the rear of my Yamaha Road Star with no problems. But I do not know about your Harley. Feb 23, 2015
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A S asked: Would this tire be a good fit on my 1998 FLSTF ? Total weight of bike is 657# and two riders totaling 335# I plan on purchasing both front and rear if so, THX ! Feb 21, 2015
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mike c: I put these on wide glide have worked great Feb 21, 2015
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A shopper asked: Would this tire be a good fit for a 1998 FLSTF ? Total weight on bike is 657 # and 2 riders totaling 335# I plan on purchasing front and rear tires if so. Feb 21, 2015
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Adrian C: You bet! I put them on my '05 FLTRI (with added tour pack) and immediately notice the difference. So did my wife. It's a smooth running tire that really grabs the road. It even took out the front-end wobble I had in moderate to high speed cornering!

In Colorado we can experience all four seasons in one day. This tire doesn't care. No matter the temperature or road condition, this tire continues to amaze me. (It doesn't really like black ice, but what tire does?)

I've got 11,500 miles on them and without a depth gauge, I can't tell that either one of the them has any wear. I can tell you that here, you'll find them being put on new HDs.

One word of advice.... Change both tires at the same time! They will actually track better
Feb 21, 2015
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Greg M asked: Are these guaranteed to not come off the rim during a Blowout? Jan 3, 2015
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Joseph k: I don't know. Probably would depend on what caused the blowout. If this is a concern, I would write to Michelin customer service. Jan 4, 2015
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A shopper asked: I ride a 2010 triumph thunderbird 1600 and my rear tire size is 200/50vr17 this tire only comes in a 200/55/r 17 can I change to this size? Will it fit on my rim? thanks Aug 21, 2014
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Joseph k: Yes, provided that you are aware of your tire being 3/8 ths of an inch closer to the fender. The width of the tire will not change. Aug 22, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a 2005 roadKing, and lowered the front an 1-1/2". Then I installed a 21" rim with a Michelin Commander 2 (120/70/21) Great tire! On the rear I lowered it by 2" and my stock tire rubs the fender when I hit bumps. If I raise the rear to 1-1/2" instead of 2" it doesn't rub, but the bike feels like it is almost level again and it looks awesome with the 2" lowering. I'm trying to find a tire that would have a lower profile (130/70/16) that would let me drop back to the 2" drop, and look good.I would prefer it be a Michelin Commander 2 so it would match the front. Does no one make a low profile tire for a stock rim on a roadKing? I bet they could sell a lot of them. Jul 4, 2014
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Arlie P: Yes I will help you out 2010 limited put the commander ll tire on trading the bike this year approximately 15,000 miles on the tires still look very good it was very happy with the tire highly recommend it Jul 8, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a 2005 Roadking. I installed a 1-1/2" lowering kit on the front, and a 2" lowering kit on the rear. Then I bought a 21" for the front with your Michelin Commander 2 ,120/70 B21 (great tire!). I would really like to have Michelin Commander 2 for the rear, but find what I want. With my stock tire and the 2" lowering my tire will rub the fender. If I raise the rear up to a 1-1/2 drop, then my bike sits almost level again. It feels better and looks a lot better dropped the 2". Does Michelin have a tire preferred (Commander 2) the size 130/70/16? This lower profile would let me stay dropped at 1-1/2" , but it would look and set like it was 2" lower. Please help. Jul 3, 2014
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Raymond S: I put the commanders on my '07 Sportster 1200 custom but its not lowered so I am not sure how they will work after the bike has been lowered. They fit fine and ride way better than the Dunlops on a stock suspension. Aug 17, 2014
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David B asked: Considering ordering this tire for my 2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic. Stock tire is 180/70B15 but many people get this size because it is slightly taller (larger diameter) and helps fix a problem with the speedometer, which runs about 4mph faster than actual speed. Also helps with a minor gear reduction so it runs lower rpms/speed. The Classic has spoked wheels and requires tubes. Can you recommend a matching tube for this tire that is good quality? I can't seem to find one. Also, would order the matching front, 130/90B16, and would need a new tube for that as well. Please let me know what you have available. Jun 11, 2014
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Michael D: David,

Regrettably, my application is so different than yours, that I can't recommend a tube or not recommend a tube for your bike. Both Michelin Commander tires for my 2009 Yamaha Roadliner are tubeless. The 130-70-18 on the front wheel is bias ply while the rear 200-55-17 is radial. OEM for the rear wheel was 190-60-17 which is a strange size only made by Dunlop and Bridgestone. So I went a bit wider with the Michelin but the aspect ratio is less.

Michael D.
Jun 11, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have my production 2005 Kawasaki VN-800 Vulcan-B Classic..I'm thinking of buying Michelin Commander 2 but I live in Turkey. The roads are very bad in Turkey.Roads are pits and gravel material.What should I take?.Please help me Apr 5, 2014
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Ward M: I can't comment on the road conditions you have relating to this tire, however the Milage , handling and quality of these tires is far superior to any other I have run on my bike. I currently have ridden 40000 miles on both my sets to date. Hope that helps! Apr 15, 2014
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A shopper asked: What is the Best rain tyre out there for me? I ride a Sportster 883 Hardtail Chopper. The bike is very light with apes on it. I ride all year long since i have no car licence doing around 20000 km. a year. The sizes are: Rear 140/90/16 and the front wheel is a 21 inch chopper wheel with on the moment a 90/90/21 on it. LIfespan is nice but rain performance is more important.
Sep 22, 2013
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Robert F: Commander ll rear tire on my road king it has 12000 miles and still holds the road in the rain I will buy again when it has no tread I don't think u can find a better tire RevZilla had the best prices when I brought my tires in March 2012. Hope this helps u and safe riding in the rain.

Sep 22, 2013
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A shopper asked: I am planning to put this on Bandit 1250. anyone has experience with Commander II with a sport/touring bike? Will it hit a sport bike rim? Sep 23, 2015
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A shopper asked: Does the Commander II come in whitewalls for my 2010 FLSTC Harley? Aug 25, 2015
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